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Icy Veins was on the floor at BlizzCon 2015 today to get all of the announcements. We'll have full coverage of the major news after returning from the convention, but here are the official major updates from this morning's opening ceremonies:

 

Warcraft

  • The Warcraft movie will be in theatres in June 2016. The official trailer was revealed this morning.

  • The World of Warcraft: Legion cinematic trailer was unveiled, along with some new details about the expansion itself.

  • Legion is available for pre-purchase effective immediately. The expansion is tentatively slated for launch in 'summer 2016' (per the WoW blog), and before September 21, 2016.
  • Pre-purchasing Legion will grant a new level boost (to level 100), as well as early access to the new Demon Hunter class prior to the expansion's launch.

StarCraft

  • Legacy of the Void launches next week. The official launch cinematic debuted during the opening ceremony.

  • It was announced officially that Blizzard will be continuing to release new content for StarCraft II after Legacy of the Void goes live. A trailer for the 'Nova Covert Ops' content was also featured.

 

Hearthstone

  • Hearthstone is getting its third Adventure Mode with The League of Explorers.

  • All of the new cards from this adventure set have been posted to a Facebook photo album on the official Hearthstone Facebook page.

Overwatch

  • A new gameplay trailer today confirmed three new heroes: D.Va, Mei, and Genji (Hanzo's brother).

 

Heroes of the Storm

  • Heroes of the Storm is getting three new Heroes - Lunara, Genn Greymane, and Cho'Gall. A new map is also coming - Towers of Doom.

  • Heroes' new gameplay mode is called The Arena, and is an even faster, more intense match type than the standard gameplay of current ranked/league or Quick Match play.
  • Cho'Gall will not be available for purchase until 2016, but BlizzCon attendees and Virtual Ticket holders can utilize him earlier - and playing Cho'Gall with those players will allow non-ticket holders to unlock him as well.

 

 

Additional analysis of the new content and today's panels will be coming soon. In the meantime, you can still take in the Saturday panels live or any panels as Video on Demand for two weeks by purchasing a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

 

Five of Blizzard's six franchises got exciting announcement updates at BlizzCon. (Sorry, Diablo.)

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